Artcurial Announces Highlights from its Furniture and Artefact auction

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Osmond, Pendule à sphère mouvante, et à sonnerie des heures et demi, Entre 1766 et 1769. En bronze doré, 47 cm x 27 cm x 20 cm. Estimate: 40 000 € - 60 000 € / 49 000 – 74 000 $

On 27th April, Artcurial will host a Furniture and Artefact auction, gathering together more than 300 lots from private French and European collections dating from the High Period to the Empire.

Amongst the many objects, a Baron Robert von Hirsh collection, a Vierge à l’Enfant, attributed to Lupo di Francesco, an Augsbourg cabinet from the latter part of the 16th century, 17th century German silver, an Osmond spherical kinetic clock from the Transition period and a set of John Cary floor globes.

The Empire will also be featured with some fine examples of Jacob seats including an antic style seat (lot 273), an exceptional furniture set and an Etruscan style chest.

A delicately speckled mahogany and bronze-rimmed Louis XVI desk signed by Ferdinand Bury (lot 220) represents one of the pretty classical pieces, highly represented throughout this auction.

«Variety, curiosity, refinement support the range of the auction, gathering several collections illustrating the various tastes and periods. » -Isabelle Bresset, Director Furniture and Works of Art Department, Artcurial.

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